Case Study: Medium Enterprise Consumer Products Company


  • Needed to address the following challenges with memory compilers:
    • Meet aggressive performance targets
    • Meet aggressive power targets
    • Meet aggressive area targets
    • Obtain high yield

Use Case

  • Used Synopsys’ DesignWare Memory Compilers at 65-nm LP process node.
  • Implemented the following functions containing DesignWare Memory IP:
    • CPU cores (e.g., ARM, MIPS, ARC, etc.)
    • Video processing cores (e.g., Imagination, Vivante, etc.)
    • DSP cores


  • Purchased Synopsys’ DesignWare Memory Compilers due to:
    • Lower area than other solutions
    • Quality of the IP
    • Previous experience with Synopsys IP
  • Rated the following DesignWare Memory Compiler attributes to be highly differentiated:
    • Speed
    • Area
    • Silicon validation
  • Rated the following DesignWare Memory Compiler attributes to be differentiated:
    • Power consumption
    • Features/capabilities
    • Completeness of solution (memory, BIST, repair, post-silicon debug)
  • Rated yield improvement of Synopsys’ DesignWare STAR Memory System (SMS) to be 11-20% better compared to the competition.
  • Rated the following attributes to be 1-10% better than the competition
    • Area
    • Quality of test
    • Cost of test
    • Features/capabilities
    • Silicon bring-up and diagnosis
    • Completeness of solution (memory, BIST, repair, post-silicon debug)
  • Achieved 10-29% improvement in both dynamic and leakage power, a 21 – 30% increase in performance and a 1-9% improvement in area.
  • Realized the following benefits with DesignWare Memory Compilers:
    • Achieved first-pass silicon success
    • Met design’s performance, power and area goals
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced development cost


“The Embed-It Integrator is a very powerful tool.”

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Consumer Products Company

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